Sardis History

From the Haleyville Advertiser, April 9, 1954
Written by Weldon Cole

Sardis is located about three miles east of Addison High School, in northeast Winston County. It has an area of about eight square miles.

This is one of the cleanest communities in the South and has most of the modern conveniences for the farm and home.

Almost the only way to come in possession of one of the farms is to inherit it.

The people depend almost entirely upon agriculture. The main crop is cotton, and the yield per acre is somewhat better than the average yield for Alabama.

Although most of the people grow cotton as their main source of income, quite a few have chicken houses and grade A dairy barns. They also grow lots of corn, pepper, and other truck crops.

Sardis has one church which was built recently by voluntary labor of the people. The church, church grounds, and cemetery are estimated to be worth twenty thousand dollars.

There is an elementary school [Map] sponsored by the state which has two teachers, Mr. Key and Mrs. House.

Sardis has a store, a grist mill, and a cotton gin.

It has a large creek on the eastern, southern, and western borders, the Black Warrior forest is at the north. The creeks and forest supply plenty of places for fishing, hunting, swimming, and picnics.

Sardis is a fine example of cooperative people working together for the betterment of their economic, social, and religious welfare.